House of Councillors (Morocco)

The House of Councillors (Arabic: مجلس المستشارين [maʒlis al-mustaʃaːriːn]; Berber languages: ⴰⵙⵇⵇⵉⵎ ⵏ ⵉⵏⵙⴼⴰⵡⵏ, romanized: Asqqim n Insfawn; French: Chambre des conseillers) is the upper house of the Parliament of Morocco and has 120 members, elected for a six-year term. 72 members are elected at the Kingdom's regional level, who represent the subnational administrative areas (collectivitiés territoriales); 20 members are elected in each region by a single electoral college made up of all those in the relevant region that have been elected to the following professional associations: the agriculture associations, the commerce, industry and services associations, the arts and crafts associations and the marine fisheries associations; 8 members are elected in each region by an electoral college made up of those elected from the most representative employers' professional organizations; 20 members elected nationally by an electoral college made up of employees.[2]

House of Councillors

مجلس المستشارين
ⴰⵙⵇⵇⵉⵎ ⵏ ⵉⵏⵙⴼⴰⵡⵏ
Chambre des conseillers
Term limits
6 years
President of the House of Councillors
Hakim Benchamach, PAM
since 13 October 2015[1]
Political groups
  •   PI (24)
  •   PAM (23)
  •   PJD (12)
  •   MP (10)
  •   RNI (8)
  •   UMT (6)
  •   USFP (5)
  •   CDT (4)
  •   UNMT (4)
  •   UGTM (3)
  •   UC (3)
  •   MDS (3)
  •   PPS (2)
  •   Democratic Al Ahd Party (1)
  •   PRD (1)
  •   FDT (1)
  •   ODT (1)
  •   SND (1)
  •   Independent (8)
Indirect election
Last election
2 October 2015
Meeting place
Rabat, Morocco

The 2011 Constitution of Morocco retained this second chamber, but reduced its term of office from 9 to 6 years and its size to 120 seats.[2]

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